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Venue TBC, across lewisham

22 October - 23 October

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Discover the stories of activism and change in Lewisham in a whole new way as an intergenerational cast of hundreds take over a location in the south of the Borough in October 2022.

Mass Dance will see a cast of hundreds of local people of all ages tell the stories of migration, communities, activism, history and the people of Lewisham through movement and music.

Directed by Alleyne Dance a company co-founded by Kristina and Sadé Alleyne in partnership with IRIE! dance theatre and supported by a team of artists and performers, this event will act as a beacon to profile Black creative leaders in dance. The piece will also involve the creation of a filmed piece of choreography as part of We Are Lewisham’s Creative Challenges, a series of twelve diverse creative challenges across the year, designed to inspire creative activism and stimulate mass participation through a different art form or activity each month.

Mass Dance has been co-commissioned by the Albany, IRIE! dance theatre and Lewisham Council as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022– with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.




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Want to get involved? Learn the choreography from home, and join in alongside hundreds of your neighbours at the event in October.

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